Partner Event Learning Reports

Webinar Learning Write Ups: November-December 2020


Please see below for SCSN write ups and key messages taken from webinars attended between November and December 2020. If you are interested or would like to find out more about a particular topic, just click on the hyperlink in the brief descriptions below. This will provide you with more resources around the topic and a more comprehensive write up of the webinar.

Happy learning,

The SCSN Team

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  • The Conversation with the People of Scotland was an online session whereby members of the public and practitioner working in health and social care sectors came together to discuss their experiences of accessing healthcare services during the pandemic.
  • Preventing violence in economic recession whilst maintaining rights-based and trauma-informed approach? was a webinar exploring how the Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected household finances, some of which were already precarious. Added to this, the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may very well lead to greater wealth and income inequality going forwards. The webinar hosted by No Knives Better Livesconsidered how we might prevent violence in economic recession whilst maintaining rights-based and trauma-informed approach. Speakers shared their reflections on the complex relationship between economic stress and violence and what needs to be done to tackle the underlying causes i.e. poverty, inequality as well as the necessity for trauma informed systems and organisations not just trained individuals.
  • The SCSN hosted the The Scottish Picture of Antisocial Behaviour webinar to launch a significant piece of research on Anti-Social Behaviour in Scotland. Participants listened to how the research was done, key findings and emerging recommendations. The webinar gave people the opportunity to discuss the findings from the research and helped shape the next step in SCSN’s new dialogue for antisocial behaviour work.
  • In 2015 the Campaign to End Loneliness and Age UK published a set of promising approaches to tackle loneliness in later life. In 2020 they revisited this work and in this webinar they shared an update on this work. This includes a refreshed promising approaches framework and some new case studies of work underway across the UK. There are points of interest for community safety practitioners and those working in frailty and unintentional injury prevention in both the framework and the webinar.
  • Every year the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) hosts an end of year conference. This year’s theme was ‘the future of policing’ and heard from academics and other partners from across policing in Scotland and the UK to talk about what the future holds for policing. Of particular interest to community safety practitioners may be the input from the College of Policing in England who have published a paper considering the Future Operating Environment for Policing – both the process and the outputs will be of interest for CSPs as they work closely with police colleagues.

Learning Reports – September/October 2020

Please see below for SCSN write ups and key messages taken from webinars attended between September and October 2020. If you are interested or would like to find out more about a particular topic, just click on the hyperlink in the brief descriptions below. This will provide you with more resources around the topic and a more comprehensive write up of the webinar.

Happy learning,

The SCSN Team

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Apolitical, Rethinking the Way we do Policy-Making reflected on what has Covid-19 taught us about policymaking, what this might mean for traditional policy models and theories and how we can incorporate these lessons and insights into the future of policymaking.

Changing Inequality in Exposure to Crime explored the links between crime, poverty and displacement of people from urban areas into suburbs. Conversations and data around inequalities in exposure to crime show that, although crime is generally on the decrease, frequent victims of crime continue to experience the same levels of crime.

Talking Shops, or Conversations for Systems Change? For many working in the public sector this means a place or group regarded as a centre for unproductive talk rather than action, with endless pre-meetings, meetings and papers. For others, talking is a key mechanism for understanding and change; indeed there are a range of therapies called ‘talking therapies’ widely used in the field of psychotherapy. 

The NESTA Impact Partnerships webinar focussed on the growing consensus that, to tackle the most pressing issues we need to use the unique resources, skill sets and power of multiple sectors. Impact partnerships unlock a significant untapped pool of resources for social and environmental good. They bring together the commitment, resources and expertise from across different sectors to tackle tough social challenges more effectively.

A wellbeing economy is one where the economy is in service of higher order goals, it isn’t an outcome in and of itself. The SCVO Building Scotland’s Wellbeing Economy webinar discussed how Scotland is doing well, but “A good society is one that knows it’s not yet good enough.”